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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 5, 2007 8:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dwindling views...

i must say i agree with you. but i can't see how we can change us at this point at times. lurkers have to find a way to fit in with a sense of humor, a jib or jab here or there and slide there way in slowly. i don't know. maybe slide their way in on a serious post to get thier name in and then move into some other crap like Harold has - he has gotten his name out here lately and he is new and has seemed to fit in slowly but surely.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Jan 5, 2007 10:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dwindling views...

True, Dire, and there is nothing "to do".

Now upon thinking about it (and after a VERY long day and realizing that I am going to QUIT the job I have had for Seven years) I do think that sometimes people who aren't so much "Assholes" and are just wanting to be a part of something, indeed, ARE put off by you fucking bunch of assholes (present company excluded and by that I mean - me) and the "conversations" that are carried out in the name of sarcasm and ... asshole-ness.

I seem to jest but it is partly true.


But I don't have the answer for inclusion except to act like we WANT to include people instead of having them just read our thoughts.


I, too, was hesitant to chime in at first but then I had to remind myself that it really didn't matter in the first place 'cuz I could just "not post". I definitely don't feel like I'm one of the "in" people here but luckily I have always felt that way in anything I have done so it just feels like "normal" to me.


Rambling, I know, and the hour is late, but I think a lot of people could contribute if given a chance but, in all ineffectiveness, I don't have the magic answer either.


I guess if my happiness depends on other people, then I DO have a problem.

This post was modified by deadmax on 2007-01-06 05:55:03

This post was modified by deadmax on 2007-01-06 06:32:42

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Poster: Dancinbears Date: Jan 5, 2007 10:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dwindling views...

first, I think you are one of the 'in' people... for me anyway. :) but even if you weren't posting anymore max, you would still be a part of my world because of 'hook.

and second, I'm really glad that discussions like this thread are happening.

I would like the lurkers to come out and join in. I hope that the last few days have helped to paint a different picture, for everyone. If all the joking about 'drama' being addictive is true, then they've been reading the threads.

Maybe now that the boat has righted itself it will be stronger to withstand any rough seas that might want to tip it over again...

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Poster: deadmax Date: Jan 5, 2007 10:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dwindling views...

I never really know what to say on 'hook.

I love the people, don't get me wrong. Even the porn-addicted Tubeman.

It's late and I'm rambling (yet, for some reason, still awake).


Not looking for sympathy, but I usually don't "feel" like I fit in so I just say whatever I want to and leave it at that but these lurkers might not be as adventurous as me. (Again, I'm trying to draw attention to the lurkers - not myself. Just using myself - in all honesty - as an example)

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Poster: Dancinbears Date: Jan 5, 2007 10:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dwindling views...

see I don't agree with you... I think you absolutely fit in at 'hook, even if you aren't sure of what to say. There are tons of threads I don't answer there for the same reason.

and I really feel like you fit in here too. Maybe you're just insecure, but trust me, from my end of it, you are laugh-out-loud funny (most of the time) and I know I'm not the only one to tell you that.

besides we are buds, mr. deadmax, and if I stay you stay. you don't have to stay at both places, but you have to stay at one (at least)!
:)

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Poster: deadmax Date: Jan 5, 2007 10:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dwindling views...

Boy are you on the wrong boat!


Have you ever listened to these people? I mean, my god, the drivel and senseless goings-on are quite a spectacle in and of themselves.


But, I have been trying to think of a way to make all of the lurkers post without having to feel like they have to be witty or sarcastic or - whatever. Every now and then I come up with something but it joins with all my dreams that seem to make sense right as I wake up but, of course, just slip away down the coffee highway.


Any thoughts on how we could do that?


Give away a car maybe? A cruise?


I don't know, but I do know I would like to hear from them especially because I know they must be more interesting than us! :-)

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Poster: Dancinbears Date: Jan 5, 2007 10:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dwindling views...

Well Max, and anyone else reading out there...
especially those that may be wondering about me and scratching their heads and thinking the same thing you wrote in your 'HTF' post...

I have pages (yes, I said pages) of e-mails, from forum members, guys here on LMA, that make me feel like I'm on the right boat.

yes, it's been a rough boat ride... (I've been wearing my life persever since I got here), but I'm still here, and have been asked time and again to stay. and I figure I must be bringing some good vibes to somebody, or I would have been asked to leave.

So I stay.
any lurkers that would like to come say hello to me, please do.... you don't have to be funny or smart or anything.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 5, 2007 10:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dwindling views...

"I definitely don't feel like I'm one of the "in" people here but luckily I have never felt that way in anything I have done so it just feels like "normal" to me."

shit dude - what you talkin about willis?? how else are you goin to feel like one of the "in people" here other than what you have been doin man???? i kinda thought you have been one of us from your first post! you gotta be jokin

and that is my point for some of the lurkers.... just hop on in... yeah, your inate sense or inane humor may not be like deadmax but, so what.... you will learn to flow with us... give us a shot - we are idiots at times, but we are damn friendly idiots and very forgiving (well, usually, barrin some misplaced sarcasm)

edit - i just caught the slight that you called me an asshole - thanks


This post was modified by direwolf0701 on 2007-01-06 06:11:35

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